Building refuses to conform to post-9/11 understanding of physics
Paul Joseph Watson
The new understanding of physics since September 11, 2001, that limited fire damage can cause buildings to implode at almost free fall speed into their own footprints, was confounded once again as a 40-storey skyscraper in Chechnya was engulfed with flames for hours yet did not collapse.
The blaze consumed an apartment building in Grozny, the Chechen capital [...]
A broken crane dangling precariously high above Manhattan’s streets could ‘absolutely’ snap off, plunging to the sidewalks below, experts have warned.
The crane, which is helping to build the highest residential skyscraper in New York City at 157 West 57th Street, snapped in Superstorm Sandy’s vicious 95mph winds on Monday afternoon.
The boom now swings from the 90-story luxury high rise over the busy Midtown street, which was cleared as a precaution [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed.
The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building.
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A Crane On Top Of A Midtown Building Has Broken And Could Fall
he crane on top of the the One57 building has broken. [...]
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[Updated at 11:26 a.m. ET] A disgruntled former employee of a business inside the Empire State Building shot a former coworker in the head in a dispute outside the building, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
As suspect Jeffrey Johnson tried to flee the scene, he pulled a .45 caliber pistol on two approaching police officers, who opened fire [...]
Two window washers who were stuck outside of the 42nd floor of a midtown Manhattan building were rescued after an hour of hanging out at the terrifying height.
Firefighters were able to bring the two men to safety by cutting open a window, throwing the men a rope and pulling them to safety.
One of the window washers, who is believed to be in his 60s, had to be hospitalized after the [...]
From Bloomberg Businessweek:
The ‘No Sale’ Sale
An executive has $200 million of company shares. He wants cash but doesn’t want to trigger $30 million or so in capital-gains taxes.
1. The executive borrows about $200 million from an investment bank, with the shares as collateral. Now he has cash.
2. To freeze the value of the collateral shares, he buys and sells “puts” and “calls.” These [...]
Miguel Larios, 31, worked at the Aon Center where the race took place
A stair climbing champion who achieved a record-breaking time had a winning technique up his sleeve – taking the elevator.
Miguel Larios, 31, won the tough climb up the 62 storys of the Aon Center in downtown Los Angeles in an impressive seven minutes and 45 seconds.
Larios, who worked at the skyscraper, had [...]
What was set to become the tallest building in continental Europe, just as the Empire State Building became the tallest building in the world at the beginning of the First Great Depression, the Moscow Federation Tower is ablaze:
RT: A massive fire that engulfed Moscow’s Federation Tower for hours has been put out. Firefighters struggled to tackle the flames in a 300-square meter area of the under-construction skyscraper set to become [...]
Couple refused small compensation from developers to move
Steadfast Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun now facing threats from gangsters
Encircled by a growing forest of high-rise tower blocks, a couple’s home has become an isolated island of dirt – cut off from water and electricity for almost four years.
Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun dared to stand in the way of a local [...]
Working from his office in a nondescript skyscraper in downtown Chicago, Michael Slaby carries a title more suited to a Fortune 500 company than a body organising the scrappy street-by-street battle for votes in a presidential election campaign.
But as chief integration and innovation officer at Barack Obama’s campaign 2012 headquarters, Mr Slaby is part of what may become one of the most formidable and sophisticated electoral machines ever built.
“There is no magic [...]
By JAMES FREEMAN
‘It’s as if he doesn’t like people,” says real-estate mogul and New York Daily News owner Mortimer Zuckerman of the president of the United States. Barack Obama doesn’t seem to care for individuals, elaborates Mr. Zuckerman, though the president enjoys addressing millions of them on television.
The Boston Properties CEO is trying to understand why Mr. Obama has made little effort to build [...]
Global stock markets could easily fall much more than that, as they are currently the biggest bubble on record and no fundamentals to give the markets any support, like getting out of lift, part way down from the top of a skyscraper, only to discover there are no floors. Itâ€™s all on fake QE funny money built on hot air, with very real sovereign debts, [...]